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Re-Engraving Paul Revere (Replicating the Boston Massacre print)

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Authors and Illustrators, Crafts, Educational Programs, Historical Programs and Characters, Miscellaneous, Museums, Technology

Audience Age
Pre-teen through Adult

Description

In 2020, Andy hand-engraved a full-size replica copperplate of Paul Revere's "Boston Massacre", As part of the 250th Anniversary and Commemoration, which was hand-printed at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill at Faneuil Hall in Boston MA (where Andy works on replicating Revere's engravings), and on March 7, 2020, and as part of the exhibit "Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere" at Worcester Art Museum.

(note new email address: avarthistory@gmail.com)

In this presentation, Andy explains how he went about  researching and replicating this plate and print.  Andy's replica is one of the only hand-engraved replicas available today since the Stratton "Fac-Similie" from 1830. Everything Andy did is done exactly the same way Paul Revere did in 1770, using the same methods and materials; Incidentally "copying" Revere the same way Revere copied Henry Pelham ("The Fruits of Arbitrary Power, or the Bloody Massacre").  Other replicas, the story behind Revere's image, and its historical impact can also be discussed.

Fee
$200.

Live Printing Press demo may have additional fees and space requirements.  Contact Andy for more information.

Program Length
1 hour

Facility Requirements

Online / Zoom: Access to Zoom sharing/permissions.

Live: A/V and projector setup, Apple/Mac access.

Live with Printing Press: 12' square footprint, requires additional time for setup & breakdown, ground-floor access.  Contact Andy for additional details.

Last Modified
08/10/2021

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Performer’s Contact Information

Andy Volpe: Art & History

Andrew Volpe
34 Douglas Rd
Bldg. B Red Brick Mill
Whitinsville, MA 01588
 (508) 344-5764
 PalusButeo@hotmail.com
 http://www.andyvolpe.com
Preferred Contact Method: Email

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